5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 9

FORT MYERS CUTTING TIES WITH ZOMBICON AFTER NINE YEARS

City officials voted to stop hosting the event after a shooting left 1 person dead and injured several others earlier this year. Officials said the event had outgrown the city.

FORMER EMPLOYEE ROBS RESTAURANT WITH TOY WATER GUN

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials said Jimmy Pierre, 35, went to the Outback Steakhouse where he used to work on Monday and held the water gun against the manager’s head while ordering him to open a safe.

GOTCHA! WILDLIFE OFFICIALS TO RELEASE FAKE SNAKES AROUND STATE LANDMARKS

Florida wildlife officials are using the toy snake hunt to bring attention to non-native species, including Burmese pythons.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION GETS ITS 1ST US SHIPMENT IN MORE THAN SIX MONTHS

The cargo included Christmas presents and much-needed groceries for the resident astronauts; supply runs had been on hold ever since a launch explosion last year.

HUNDREDS OF FULL COFFEE CANS WASH UP ON SPACE COAST BEACH

Officials believe the yellow-and-red packages of Cafe Bustelo washing up in Indialantic may be from containers that fell off a barge into the ocean last weekend.

 

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